Matrimonial Cake

Date filling
3 cups (750 ml)chopped dates
1/3 cup (75 ml)sugar
1 1/2 (378 ml)cups water
1/4(1ml) tsp lemon juice
Place all in sauce pan…bring to a boil over med heat. As soon as it starts to boil lower to simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly till thickened.. Cool before using. Short on dates…I have added raisins to make up the difference. None of the above use a can of pie filling. I have used apple, cherry, blueberry and peach. All good.

Base and topping
1 1/3 (350 ml) cups flour
1/4 (1ml) baking soda
1 3/4 (425 ml)cups rolled oats – not instant
1(250 ml)cup brown sugar
3/4(175 ml) softened butter or margarine

Combine the dry ingredients, then cut in the butter or margarine using your hands till course crumbs. Press half in a ungreased 13 x 9 inch (4 L)pan. Spread with filling of choice. Lightly press remaining crumbs on top. Bake 35 minutes in a 375F (190C) oven. Enjoy.

sandi

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